The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 9, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013


Beulah Clintella Williams McFarland

SUMMERLEE — Mrs. Beulah Clintella Williams McFarland, 88, of Summerlee, died Tuesday, November 5, 2013. 

Born October 11, 1925, in Willis Branch, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Rev. Samuel W. and Julia Ann Williams Sr.

She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church Summerlee, Silver Leaf Chapter # 24, New River Chorus, New River Music Convention, Order of the Eastern Star, First Baptist Church Choir, Number Two District Baptist Music Convention, and WV Quartet Convention.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Isaac L. Williams; five sisters, Catherine Austin, Lola Wilkins, Jerlena Adams, Corrine Williams and Julia Nettles; husband, John D.; sons, John W. (Butch), Isaac L., Jeffrey, Jethro; daughter, Rhonda D.; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish precious memories are her children: Terry W. (Erma) McFarland Sr. of Bear, Del., William L. McFarland of St. Albans, Elder Kenneth A. (Natalie) McFarland of Madison, Ala., Forrest L. “Foxx” McFarland of Summerlee, Mary Howard of Cincinnati, Ohio, Joyce McFarland of Snellville, Ga., Jerlena McFarland of Tampa, Fla., Myra K. (Ronald) Stevens of Summerlee and Kathy (Al) Chatfield of Cincinnati, Ohio; brother, Rev. Dr. Samuel (Cleo) Williams Jr. of Pittsburgh, Pa.; sisters, Fannie Martin and Frances (Joseph) Williams, both of Buffalo, N.Y., and Jacqueline Albert of Pittsburgh, Pa.; 32 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2013, at First Baptist Church Summerlee, Allman Street, Summerlee, with Rev. Dr. Samuel W. Williams Jr., Rev. William R. Stevens, Rev. Homer Jones and Rev. Lowell Williams officiating. Entombment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Prosperity.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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